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Welcome

The Innovation Lab at La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) aims to inspire greatness by challenging students to identify real-world problems and design creative solutions to effect positive change for a better world. We believe that innovation is the thread that connects technology with humans. The curriculum from kindergarten to Grade 12 focuses on learning how to use cutting-edge tools and technologies while developing an understanding of the social impacts of technology, solutions and design. 

Our brand-new collaborative space (opened fall 2015) is equipped with a laser cutter (built from scratch by Upper School students), 3D printers, microcontrollers, Wacom tablets, drills, screwdrivers, hammers, sticky notes and anything else students may need for creative design and innovation. Divided into two sections for “clean” and “dirty" work, the flexible space includes mobile work stations, more than 4,000 square feet of writable wall and a 150 square-foot projection surface. From engineer and design to ethnographic research and user testing, students will prepare themselves for future success by innovating for people.

Innovation Lab

Meet the Team

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Matthew Abbondanzio

    Matthew Abbondanzio 

    Assistant Head of School for Design and Innovation
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  • Photo of Jeremy Bank

    Jeremy Bank 

    Grade 6 Science Educator, Middle School Design and Innovation Educator
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  • Photo of Darren Cameron

    Darren Cameron 

    Senior Computer Science Lead
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  • Photo of Andrea Flagiello

    Andrea Flagiello 

    Lower School Computer Science and Innovation Educator
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  • Photo of Luna Kim

    Luna Kim 

    Middle School Innovation Educator
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  • Photo of Dan Lenzen

    Dan Lenzen 

    Assistant Director of Design and Innovation
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  • Photo of Tomas Robinson

    Tomas Robinson 

    Innovation Lab Supervisor
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  • Photo of Robert Simon

    Robert Simon 

    Middle School Innovation Elective Educator, Men's and Women's Golf Head Coach
    (858) 453-3440

La Jolla Country Day School

9490 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-453-3440

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